September 19, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

2023 Jenin incursion

Four Palestinians are killed and 30 others are injured in an Israeli Army raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Two other Palestinians are also killed by Israeli soldiers in Jericho and Khan Yunis. (Al Jazeera)

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

2023 Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

Four Azerbaijani police officers and two civilians are killed by separate mine explosions in Nagorno-Karabakh, with Azerbaijan blaming Armenian sabotage groups for the deaths. (AFP via Al Arabiya)

Azerbaijan launches an offensive on Nagorno-Karabakh and demands the withdrawal of ethnic Armenian forces from the region. (Al Jazeera)

Azerbaijan claims that its forces broke through the contact line and captured over 60 military posts in Nagorno-Karabakh. However, Artsakh forces deny these claims. (Reuters)

According to the Republic of Artsakh government, 25 people, including a child, are killed due to the fighting, and 138 others are injured. Azerbaijan claims that one civilian was killed by shelling in Shusha. (AP)

Azerbaijani forces strike Stepanakert, the de facto capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, with artillery, damaging several residential buildings. (CBC News)

Russo-Ukrainian War, War in Sudan

CNN cites an anonymous Ukrainian military source to report that Ukrainian special forces were "likely" behind recent drone strikes and a ground operation against Wagner Group mercenaries in Sudan. (CNN)

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Disasters and accidents

Ten people are killed and eight others are injured by two tornadoes in Yancheng and Suqian in Jiangsu, China. (Reuters)

Eight people are killed when a military plane crashed in Lamu County, Kenya, near the border with Somalia. (AFP via Africa News)

Two people are killed and nine others are seriously injured when a bus plunged into a ravine near Cetinje, Montenegro. (Sky News)

Arts and culture

The Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine announces the discovery of the site of a temple to the god Amun and a Greek sanctuary devoted to Aphrodite in the ancient port city of Thonis-Heracleion in the Abu Qir Bay in Egypt. (CNN)

Health and environment

Laos reports its first case of mpox. The national health ministry has recommended that provincial health departments set up laboratory facilities for tests. (Xinhua)

International relations

Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN holds its first-ever joint military exercise in Indonesia. The five-day drills focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (Kyodo News)

Law and crime

2023 Polish parliamentary election

Cash-for-visa scandal

Civic Platform MP Michał Szczerba reveals alleged documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicating that the Polish embassy in Minsk, Belarus, issued 784,173 visas to people from 65 countries with the assistance of a Moscow-based company. Szczerba also claims that people who were pushed back from the border during the Belarus–European Union border crisis were issued visas. (Gazeta.pl via MSN News)

Derna dam collapses

Protesters burn down the mayor of Derna's house in response to the catastrophic flooding which left thousands of the city's residents dead or missing. Internet and telephone access are subsequently shut down and foreign journalists are ordered to leave the city. (BBC News)

Politics and elections

Science and technology

2023 Hawaii wildfires

It is reported that the Lahaina Banyan Tree in Lahaina has shown signs of new growth a month after wildfires damaged most of Maui, Hawaii, United States. (The Washington Post)